Women, Gender and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe

Women, Gender and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe

by Sylvia Brown
     
 

This collection of twelve new essays examines the role of women and of gender in a broad range of ‘radical’ beliefs and practices in post-Reformation Europe. Included are German Anabaptists, English Quakers, prophetesses, and unorthodox Catholic nuns.See more details below

Overview

This collection of twelve new essays examines the role of women and of gender in a broad range of ‘radical’ beliefs and practices in post-Reformation Europe. Included are German Anabaptists, English Quakers, prophetesses, and unorthodox Catholic nuns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004163065
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Series:
Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions Series, #129
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
15.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Conventions
Notes on Contributors

Introduction, Sylvia Brown

PART I. QUAKER WOMEN AND RADICAL ACTIVISM ACROSS THE BOUNDARIES
1. Prophetic Cries at Whitehall: The Gender Dynamics of Early Quaker Women’s Injurious Speech, Kirilka Stavreva
2. The Radical Travels of Mary Fisher: Walking and Writing in the Universal Light, Sylvia Brown
3. Seven Thousand “Hand-Maids and Daughters of the Lord”: Lincolnshire and Cheshire Quaker Women’s Anti-Tithe Protests in Late Interregnum and Restoration England, Stephen A. Kent
4. “Truly Dear Hearts”: Family and Spirituality in Quaker Women’s Writings 1680-1750, Sheila Wright

PART II. PROPHETESSES: RADICAL REVISIONS OF KNOWLEDGE, GENDER, BODY, SELF
5. “Break down the Walls of Flesh”: Anna Trapnel, John James and Fifth Monarchist Self-Representation, Naomi Baker
6. A “Remarkable Female of Womankind”: Gender, Scripture, and Knowledge in the Writings of M. Marsin, Sarah Apetrei
7. “Mother of Love”: Spiritual Maternity in the Works of Jane Lead (1624-1704), Julie Hirst
8. “I Wish to Be Nothing”: The Role of Self-Denial in the Mystical Theology of Anna Maria van Schurman, Bo Karen Lee

PART III. WOMEN AND RADICALISM ACROSS EUROPE, ACROSS CONFESSIONS
9. Mouldered Away in the Tower With the Fruit of the Womb? On the Treatment of Pregnant Anabaptist Women under Criminal Law, Marion Kobelt-Groch, translated by Dennis Slabaugh
10. “They are but Women”: Mary Ward (1585–1645), Pamela Ellis
11. Cherchez la femme: Radical Religion in the Life and Poetry of Luisa de Carvajal, José Manuel González
12. “A Wise and Godly Sybilla”: Viscountess Ranelagh and the Politics of International Protestantism, Ruth Connolly

Index

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